Information ParkZen Collects:
ParkZen accesses a phone’s GPS information when the Application detects a significant change in motion (i.e. from walking to driving) or when a user utilizes the Application’s directions to an open spot. The Application will collect and process information about a user’s actual location while giving directions. ParkZen will not share its user’s actual location information with anyone. Users can deny ParkZen access to motion and location tracking while still being able to use the Application’s map function.
ParkZen does not require a username to use the Application and its users remain anonymous. The Application does not collect personal identifying information about its users such as names or contact information . After a parking spot is vacated the Application will alert other users of the approximate location of the vacated spot. The information collected does not identify the user, the car, or the direction of travel after a parking spot is vacated.
Uses of Information
ParkZen may utilize information collected from your phone or provided by its users for the following purposes:
to provide users with information about open parking spots nearby;
to improve the experience of all of its users. For example, ParkZen may utilize a user’s phone’s motion tracking capabilities to detect when a parking spot has been vacated;
to enhance the Application’s utility. For example ParkZen may provide information about shops and attractions in users’ vicinity, or that ParkZen believes users may find interesting;
to improve ParkZen’s ability to identify public parking spots;
to deliver newsletter emails or respond to users who have provided an email address through the ParkZen website. Users may unsubscribe from these emails at any time;
to create aggregated and/or anonymous data. See “How does ParkZen use aggregated information” below;
to conduct surveys and questionnaires;
to contact you if ParkZen believes it to be necessary;
to comply with any applicable law and to assist law enforcement agencies if ParkZen has a good faith belief that ParkZen’s cooperation is mandated through proper legal procedures ;
to prevent fraud, misappropriation, infringement, or any other illegal use of the Application;
to take any legal action in case of a dispute or proceeding involving ParkZen, its users, or in relation to the Application;
Personal information that you share:
The Application is based on a community of users anonymously sharing information about their recently vacated curbside parking spots. When you use the ParkZen application, we may collect and process information about your car's parking location. ParkZen uses several technologies to determine location, including GPS and other sensors. In particular, by downloading the app users choose to share when they are leaving a curbside parking spot. This vacant curbside information may be shared both directly to the Application and to all users, by showing a ParkZen icon with the number of minutes since the spot was vacated. The content that you share to all users (vacated curbside parking spots only) is neither private nor confidential. However, your email address, first and last name, and home address will not be visible to others through any reports or user posts that you share or upload. Although ParkZen takes great measures to provide you with the best experience while using the Service, ParkZen has no control over the conduct of any individual user and disclaims any and all liability in this regard. Participating in any user's activities as a result, directly or indirectly, from using ParkZen, is entirely at the user’s own risk. ParkZen is not a party to any agreement entered into between the users in any circumstances. The user has the sole and ultimate responsibility regarding compliance with all laws, regulation or any other duty. ParkZen does not accept any liability for any loss, damage, cost or expense that you may suffer or incur as a result of or in connection with your participation in any activity or event initiated, held or conducted by a user or a third party nor in connection to any agreement between the users or third parties, including any activity or event related in any way, directly or indirectly, with the Application or the use thereof.
ParkZen requires certain types of personal information only for users that make use of the ParkZen seamless pay feature for parking payments. In order to use the ParkZen app to pay for parking in select partner locations, the users will need to provide their vehicle's license plate number, e-mail address and preferred payment details.
Meta-data ParkZen collects:
ParkZen collects information about the use of the Application. Examples of metadata include, but are not limited to: recording the frequency and scope of your use of the Application; the duration of your sessions; information about the device on which you have installed the Application; advertisements that you view or click on while using the Application; the Internet protocol (IP) address and the name of the domain that serves you to access the Application; and the geographic location of the computer system that you are using to log-in. ParkZen uses this information to better understand, operate, and maintain the features and functionality of the Service.
Information ParkZen shares with others:
Data retention and deletion:
How ParkZen uses aggregated information:
ParkZen may permit, solicit or contract certain other companies to conduct advertising campaigns on the Application. The information and advertisements that users see when accessing the Application may be targeted on the basis of geographic or contextual information which ParkZen collect from or is provided by users; as well as information received from third party partners.
If when accessing the Application users no longer wish to see targeted advertisements based on information provided by third party partners, they are able to opt out of third party targeted advertisement by following the steps given by their operating system providers at https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202074 or https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en.
ParkZen considers information security and user anonymity to be a top priority. The Company implements procedures to minimize unauthorized access or use of information. However, these measures are unable to provide absolute assurance. Therefore, although ParkZen takes great efforts to protect your personal information, ParkZen cannot guarantee and users cannot reasonably expect that ParkZen's databases will be completely immune from any wrongdoings, malfunctions, unlawful interceptions or access, or other kinds of abuse and misuse.